One year ago today Em Hotep was present for the premier of Khufu Reborn at la Géode in Paris, France. Phase Two of Jean-Pierre Houdin’s work with the Great Pyramid of Khufu was revolutionary, but was preceded by another revolution in Egypt just two days prior.  Now, on the one year anniversary of Khufu Reborn, we visit with Jean-Pierre to ask a few questions about his work, the impact of the January Revolution, and where we go from here.


Em Hotep:  January 27 marks the one year anniversary of the premier of Khufu Reborn at la Géode in Paris.  Of course, January 25 marked the one year anniversary of the January Revolution in Cairo.  Much has changed in Egypt in the last year, and the story continues to develop.  How has this affected your ability to work on-site, particularly with the planned survey with Laval University?


Jean-Pierre Houdin:  First of all, your question makes me think about something none of us can control:  Time!  Time flies…  It has already been one year since the premiere of Khufu Reborn at la Géode.

Jean-Pierre Houdin with his father, Henri, refining the internal ramp theory

Jean-Pierre Houdin with his father, Henri, refining the internal ramp theory

This also begins my thirteenth year of research on Khufu’s pyramid, which has expanded to include research on the other large pyramids of the Fourth Dynasty.  When you consider twelve full years dedicated to one single quest, to learn how these large pyramids were built, that’s a lot of time invested in learning, analyzing, researching, thinking, modeling and simulating on a single subject.

In life, you learn in school—at high school and then at university—before having a job for most of the rest of your life, where your education continues.  That is what I did.  I studied architecture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris between 1970 and 1976, so that is six years spent earning my Ph.D in architecture.  Then I ran my own architectural business for more than 22 years, so that is another 22 years of field training, from designing structures on paper and computer modeling to actually being on-site to assist in their construction.

Then in January, 1999, came the big jump into the unknown, in every sense of the word.  To leave a comfortable life to focus exclusively on the search for an explanation about one of the last great enigmas of our day:  to understand a 45-centuries-old civilization in what is its biggest achievement—the pyramids.

A new life, full of uncertainties about my own future, but rich in knowledge and understanding because of this determination to resolve an enigma, something you can’t get in high school or university because they simply don’t have the answer.  This is not the kind of quest where the answer is there waiting for you in a book; for this sort of quest you have to become the scholar and write the answer yourself, based on the compilation of your learning and the addition of your own research.

Jean-Pierre Houdin at la Géode, Paris, in 2007 for the premier of the first part of his work, Khufu Revealed (photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Houdin/Dassault Systèmes)

Jean-Pierre Houdin at la Géode, Paris, in 2007 for the premier of the first part of his work, Khufu Revealed (photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Houdin/Dassault Systèmes)

After twelve years of research I’m still not a knighted Egyptologist, but I’ve surely acquired more knowledge on the specific subject of the pyramids than almost any other human being, Egyptologists included.  This had to be said…for those who missed this point…  My work incorporates the knowledge of Egyptologists, both what has been written and those who have worked directly with me, the expertise of engineers and computer modeling specialists, as well as my academic and practical experience as an architect and a builder.  All of these are required to understand the enigma of the pyramids.

Now, a year is gone and not a quiet one on the Egyptian soil.  While we are celebrating the first anniversary of the Géode première, Egyptians are celebrating the first anniversary of the Tahrir Square revolution, a search for a new beginning after sixty years of a non-democratic regime.  And this revolution was absolutely needed and is still not fully achieved.  Any revolution takes time to succeed…

It is not hard to imagine that, on the Egyptology side, or at least on my own research side, nothing could have happened during this period of time.  But there have been some important developments with the SCA and the Ministry of Antiquities that could clear the way for a better relationship with the authorities in charge.  We should expect less personal decisions regarding the authorizations to carry out a survey. The new Ministry of Antiquities, Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, made it clear that now any approval regarding any mission or survey will be decided by the SCA council members and not by one man. There again, time will tell.

Meanwhile, we are still preparing, with Dassault Systèmes and Laval University, the future mission on site using an infrared camera, a truly non-destructive technique because we won’t touch the pyramid at all.  Experiments are being set for the coming weeks on the “Redoute”, a fortified building in the walls of Old Quebec.

The Project Khufu Team at Laval University (left to right) Xavier Maldague, Matthieu Klein, Mehdi Tayoubi, Jean-Pierre Houdin, Richard Breitner (Courtesy Mehdi Tayoubi/ Dassault Systèmes)

The Project Khufu Team at Laval University (left to right) Xavier Maldague, Matthieu Klein, Mehdi Tayoubi, Jean-Pierre Houdin, Richard Breitner (Courtesy Mehdi Tayoubi/ Dassault Systèmes)

But I often ask myself, what is going wrong with our world?  Why is there this resistance to letting science move forward?  I have put forward a totally coherent theory from A to Z based on dozens of clues that I have gathered, most of which are right before our eyes for anyone to observe.  The theory is fully explained and can literally be experienced thanks to the same virtual reality and 3D technology that engineers and architects use to design modern structures.  We have many non-destructive techniques available, some of which could give a definitive proof in a few days, whilst others, like Multipolar Infrared Vision (the one in preparation) would take a little more time, but would be well worth it for Egyptology and the people of Egypt themselves.

A year from now, January 25, 2013, we could celebrate the second anniversary of the Tahrir revolution with a tremendous asset for the future of Egypt: a complete understanding of the big pyramids and a new reason for millions of tourists to come in Egypt—rediscovering Khufu’s Pyramid, walking in its internal ramp and visiting its two antechambers.

Should I be wrong…science would have been respected and Time could pass on the pyramids.  The worst thing is to do nothing.

Now…I don’t think that I will be wrong, because…


Em Hotep:  I saw where Japan recently did a television special on your work. Are there other documentaries forthcoming that we can look forward to?


Jean-Pierre Houdin:  In fact, in 2008 and 2009, several documentaries, all co-produced by Dassault Systèmes, were filmed in Egypt about my work.  The National Geographic Channel produced Unlocking the Great Pyramid (also known as The last Secret on BBC), Gedeon (for French Channels France 2/France 5) produced Kheops Révélé (directed by Florence Tran) and NHK Japan produced three different versions.  All of these documentaries were big successes and greatly helped the theory being known all around the world.

Mehdi Tayoubi and Florence Tran (Courtesy Mehdi Tayoubi/Dassault Systèmes)

Mehdi Tayoubi and Florence Tran (Courtesy Mehdi Tayoubi/Dassault Systèmes)

Recently, I discovered the long NHK version about the theory and I was really impressed by the meticulous and scientific approach to my work.  Although it was in Japanese, thanks to the images and 3D animations, I was able to fully understand all the processes and details of the theory.  The Japanese director had remarkably transmitted the message.

Over the last four years I have seen evidence of the impact these documentaries are having:  each time one is broadcasted somewhere on Earth, the day after I always receive e-mails from viewers telling me that they are totally convinced and that they support me and my work.  By now I have received hundreds and hundreds of e-mails, and I always reply.  I’m proud of having so many ambassadors for the theory almost everywhere on the globe.

We have no plan, for now, to make a new documentary but this could change very quickly if we get permission for a survey on site.

Otherwise, time is not lost at all.  With the “Khufu Team” (lead by Mehdi Tayoubi and Richard Breitner) at Dassault Systèmes, we are now working, with the CATIA software, on the modeling of the last pyramid of Khufu’s father Snefru, the Red Pyramid at Dashur.  The architectural legacy between the Red Pyramid and the Great Pyramid is amazing and the building processes are similar, although with some design differences regarding the internal ramp.

Richard Breitner and Jean-Pierre Houdin guide us through the 3D virtual reality world of Khufu Reborn at la Géode one year ago today (courtesy Tayoubi/Dassault Systèmes)

Richard Breitner and Jean-Pierre Houdin guide us through the 3D virtual reality world of Khufu Reborn at la Géode one year ago today (courtesy Tayoubi/Dassault Systèmes)

You will be surprised by the cleverness of the architects and engineers.  Just as Khufu’s pyramid is a “Chef d’oeuvre” of great engineering due to its size and its multiple internal chambers and corridors, Snefru’s Red pyramid is equally a “Chef d’oeuvre” for its fineness, simplicity, purity and over all, for how quickly they were able to built it.

Last but not least, I’m very proud to learn more and more every day that the theory is being taught to pupils and students in many parts of the world.  Slowly but surely, this theory is gaining momentum in schools and universities, replacing theories that have been stubbornly taught for more than a century despite their lack of evidence and common sense, theories that literally cannot fit within the topography of the Giza Plateau.


Em Hotep:  In the comments section of the Pyramid Shafts article there was much discussion and explanation by you regarding the shafts, and I have had several people send me some questions which I have promised to ask you. I will be publishing the follow-up article about the Djedi Project and interviews with Shaun Whitehead and Mehdi Tayoubi about this project the first part of next week. I know the shafts play a role in the development of your theory, both as explanations as to their purpose and as clues to the antechambers. May I revisit the question of the pyramid shafts with you after the Djedi article/interviews are posted?


Jean-Pierre Houdin:  Absolutely…once your article and interviews about the Djedi Project have been published, your readers will then have a strong base to understand my own ideas about these shafts. The Queen’s Chamber and the King’s Chamber shafts seem to have the same purpose, but this is not the case.  More to come.



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I should also mention that today Em Hotep had its 100,000th visitor, which happened to be… You guessed it.. Jean-Pierre Houdin!

Coincidence or Karma? I’ll let you decide..


January 27th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
Jeff Carlson

What is the evidence that the Great Pyramid was a tomb? All other Pharoah’s tombs were highly decorated, bu the Great pyramid is bare.

January 29th, 2012 at 5:50 am

Hi Jeff,

First, thank you for contributing to the conversation. The most obvious answer for me is that there is a sarcophagus in the burial chamber. But if you could mention some of the Fourth or Fifth Dynasty pyramids that are highly decorated it might help me find an answer to your question. There are none that I know of.


January 29th, 2012 at 9:23 am

Actually, I am not correct in the above. There is one Fifth Dynasty pyramid that is very well decorated indeed–that of Pharaoh Unas. This is the first appearance of the Pyramid Texts, but Unas is also the last pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty. None of the Fourth Dynasty pyramids were decorated in this manner.


January 29th, 2012 at 9:31 am
Jean-Pierre Houdin

Hi Jeff,

You have to bear in mind that in Ancient Egypt the West bank of the Nile was the “Land of the Dead”, so that is where all the deceased, rich or poor, were buried.

This choice was the result of two main reasons:

1 – The Nile Valley was unsuitable for burying the dead as every year the flood of the Nile came on the soil, leaving no dry space…one wouldn’t want to bury a dead body to see him floating on the river some months later…

2 – The West bank of the Nile was choosen for a religious reason…The Sun sets on the West, so it disapears, leaving the Earth in darkness…A symbol for death…but the Egyptians beleived that there was an afterlife in which each day the dead would live again, from dawn up to the Sun set…and so on (that explains why the pyramids are precisely oriented on the four cardinal points)…Enter also: Mummification…to keep your body “alive” in the next world.

That said, there are millions of Ancient Egyptians buried on the West bank of the Nile…No ancient bodies were buried elsewhere.

The Giza Plateau is the biggest cemetery on the left bank, followed by Saqqara and Abu Sir in the Lower Egypt.

On the Giza Plateau, there are 3 main pyramids (Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure) plus some small ones, and…thousands of mastabas and “John Doe” tombs.

Who on Earth could believe for a second that only the Khufu Pyramid (the biggest one) couldn’t be a …TOMB !

Please, keep Khufu’s pyramid out of these “conspiracy theories” (and all other esoteric or outrageous theories).

Khufu has already been “disturbed” in his Eternal Life by robbers…His “soul” deserves to feel his tomb: the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid.

JFK is burried at Arlington cemetery… Imagine for a second about a guy somewhere outside of the United States telling people that at the exact place of his grave, this is not a tomb but a “hydrogen factory” or a “signal” for aliens from the outer space…

No offense, Jeff… 😉
Just my feeling

Best regards


PS: Khufu’s pyramid is bare…Keith gave you the reason…But bare doesn’t mean without “message”…the whole pyramid speaks hundred times more than any text.

January 29th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Hi Readers,

I would also add to what Jean-Pierre said that there actually was writing associated with even the large pyramids of Egypt, but it was in the temple areas, not the pyramids themselves (other than graffiti left by the ancient workmen, but that’s another topic). It helps to think of the pyramids not as a single monument, but as an entire complex made up of various parts. The Valley Temple where the king’s body was received, the causeway that led up to the mortuary temple, the false pyramid where the king’s serdab would have been placed, and then the pyramid itself where he would have been interred, all of which was surrounded by an enclosure wall.

It also helps to realize that the pyramids evolved over time. Enclosed burial complexes at Abydos dating from as early as the First Dynasty had high enclosure walls, chapels which seem to have included cult chambers similar in function to the false pyramids, a mound over the subterranean tomb, and in at least one case there are even buried ships reminiscent of Khufu’s sun barque (for more see David O’Connor, Abydos: Egypt’s First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris, Thames & Hudson, 2009. Pp. 159-200).

Later we see the burial mound develop into the mastabas, and then at Saqqara we see the emergence of the pyramid form. Imhotep, who was Pharaoh Djoser’s Great Architect, started off building a large Mastaba for his king. This was then expanded into an even larger mastaba. Then Imhotep had a truly novel idea—let’s stack a few mastabas on top of each other! But even this wasn’t good enough. We can almost see him scratching his chin and saying, “If we expand the size of the base mastaba and extend the ones stacked on top of it, then we can stack even MORE mastabas on top of them and go even higher!” And thus the Step Pyramid was born (for more see Djoser’s Step Pyramid here on Em Hotep).

We can also see at the Step Pyramid complex that the elements within the enclosure walls had become highly developed. But still, even by this time there was no writing inside the pyramid itself. The next big wave of pyramid evolution comes with Snefru, who had several pyramids built, culminating in perfection—the Red Pyramid. But still, no writing inside the pyramid itself.

Pyramid building reaches its height, literally, with the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The next pyramid, Khafre’s, would be a little smaller, and then Menkaure’s which would be considerably smaller. From this point on pyramids become smaller while temples became larger, more complex, and more important. This leads up to the period of the great Sun Temples. We don’t start seeing the kind of highly decorated pyramid burial chambers until the very end of the Fifth Dynasty, as I mentioned in my comment above Jean-Pierre’s. But even then, the pyramids themselves are smaller and have mostly deteriorated into piles of rubble. Temples were by now the way of the future, and royal burials would eventually move south to the Valley of the Kings, across from Thebes (modern Luxor).

Also like Jean-Pierre, I want to be clear that I am not beating up on Jeff here, and please do not EVER be discouraged from asking questions! But this line of thought seems to be perennial—that the Great Pyramid was something, ANYTHING, other than a tomb, and that it was built by someone, ANYONE, other than the ancient Egyptians.

This reasoning casts away theories based on evidence which we do have in favor of theories based on speculation. It is the ”methodology” applied by those who wish to “debunk” everything from the Theory of Evolution to the Big Bang Theory, and makes it easier for trash science to enter popular culture and more difficult for innovation to gain traction in the scientific world. It is a throwback to the Dark Ages and is more dangerous than it seems. I am thinking here of the resistance to the notion of climate change that is rampant in my home country.

If you would like to see more discussion of these types of “alternative” Egyptology theories and why they fall flat, I would like to refer you to a few threads on the highly reputable Egyptology forum on Egyptian Dreams. The forums on ED are moderated by people who really know their stuff and who take the time to explain their answers in detail. They also are very good about letting genuine queries get through, even when they are from the “fringe” (a subjective term, I am aware of that) while keeping the trolls out. In particular I recommend:

Who do you think built the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt?
Why no writing?
Theory on the Pyramids


January 29th, 2012 at 7:44 pm
Charles K

I have always been confused about the King’s Chamber. Why would they have perfectly smooth carved granite walls and a roughed-out stone sarcophagus? And if it was looted in antiquity, how did they get in and out? I thought the “real” entrance was sealed until after the Arabs blasted a new way in?

August 15th, 2012 at 1:41 pm
c ferguson

Any news on upcoming studies to prove your theories Mr.Houdin? I find you to be a remarkable person and wish you the best of luck. I hope this message finds you.

September 19th, 2012 at 5:24 am
Jean-Pierre Houdin

Hi C Ferguson,

Your message found me 😉

Thank you for your comments, they are appreciated.

For nearly 8 years now, I have been trying to set up a mission with non-destructive techniques.
With my TEAM, we are ready, having selected the 2 most amazing techniques (Science has made huge progress during these 8 last years).
We hope that the situation in Egypt will ease and that we will be able to apply for a survey.

I’m quite confident that in a few months (a year or 2 max), everything will be proven.

Pyramid stuff is something which requires a lot of patience and tenacity…for sure

September 28th, 2012 at 9:35 am
Daniel M. Nathan

In the scheme of millenia a few more years doesn’t seem like anything.

In my life, however, I can barely wait another day to see your theory advanced and tested, m. Houdin. I applaud your efforts and tenacity.

October 5th, 2012 at 11:24 am
Danny Preben Hilt

I think you are right in your theory. And hope you get the authorizations to carry out a survey soon.

December 7th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Really interesting, lots of good info. I also read about alien theory and power station theory. I hope JPH team investigates more stuff soon.

But according to some accounts, there were nothing found in the chambers, no mummies? They were probably robbed… And how did they build the very top of the pyramid(s), last few blocks. They had to get down somehow.

I’m a little surprised that they could build so advanced structures, but didn’t have a wheel yet.

December 8th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Why wait for permission to get in there with a camera and probe the notch of the pyramid. Just get it done. Dont wait for them to decide. Probing does no damage. They just dont want to lose face because a foriegner figured out the construction and not one of their own.

December 23rd, 2012 at 1:01 am
Jeff Carlson

Pierre, I sent an E-Mail about a year ago, asking questions about how we know the Great Pyramid is a tomb. Thank you for posting all of the replies to my questions. I did not take offence at any of the replies, I am not an expert on Egyptology, just a curious person. I am convinced you are right, the passages that have been discovered so far in the Great Pyramid, were an aid to the correct construction of the pyramid. Another thought has occurred to me. If, (I say if, because I just don’t know) all of the previous tombs of the Pharaohs had been robbed, and Khufu was desperate to have a tomb that could not be robbed, his builder came up with this idea:
create a tomb that has no entrance or exit. Here is how it could have been done. Build the pyramid to the height that you have suggested, using a ramp. The real burial chambers, on either side of the “Kings Chamber” are then “pits” in the surface of the pyramid floor. Work stops, until the Pharaoh dies. The mummy, and all of his treasures, are placed inside the pits. Building resumes, the next layer of the pyramid sealing the
“pits”. The only way that anyone can rob the tombs in the future, is to remove the top two-thirds of the pyramid! Just a thought, from an enthusiastic amateur. Here are another two thoughts: could the “Kings Chamber” be just a decoy? To stop anyone looking any further into the pyramid? Another website that I looked at, claims that the broken corner of the sarcophagus is not jagged, but worn smooth. Is that correct? Merry Christmas!! Jeff

December 24th, 2012 at 1:37 am
Stephen Fernandes

Thanks Jean-Pierre,

I was alerted to your hypothesis and subsequent work by ancient aliens debunked. It must have taken enormous courage to give up your comfortable job to start this amazing project and I truly admire you for doing that. I sure it’s only a matter of time before you will be able to investigate the Pyramid with the un-intrusive technology. I hope that if you are proven right that the hidden chambers connected to the Kings chamber and the internal ramp do indeed exist, that they are untouched and contain the Pharoah possesions. It could be the greatest ever find. Goodluck and wish you all the best.

January 29th, 2013 at 12:03 am
Jon Erlandson

Hello Jean-Pierre,

Just watched a documentary on YouTube titled “JP Houdin – Cheops Revealed” and thought it was very interesting. I’d like to know if you have explored the internal ramps in Cheops pyramid or are they still uncovered?



February 16th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Hi Jon,

Jean-Pierre is very busy with new work and although he does check in here pretty regularly, I will answer on his behalf.. The internal ramps are still concealed and have not yet been explored, but we remain hopeful. A more likely next step would be to use a non-invasive technology such as infrared to detect the presence of the internal ramps, as they would register heat differently than the solid parts of the structures.


February 17th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Hi Mr Houdin and All,

I would like to clear up a few things just for myself, if I may.

I was under the impression that the internal ramp theory has been thought of before. Elio Diomedi and your theories are almost identical, aren’t they?

I’m also a tad confused as TV has led me to believe that bodies, in sarcophagus, have been found in EVERY pyramid. A few books and certain internet sites say NO bodies have ever been found in any of the pyramids! And, I’m sure I even heard Bob Brier say the only thing found in the kings chamber was “the body”!!!

Why do you think there two hidden rooms and not one big one among many other things.

If I understand you, the body is in the hidden room. Whats your thoughts on the kings chamber?

I believe you are spot on with the Grand Galley! Absolute genius and so simple now you pointed it out! WOW!

Well you have me. I believe this the most complete idea to date.

Love it… and would love an update…

Thank you…

February 21st, 2013 at 3:50 pm
Walter Luikey

I like many others are waiting for the next step in proving J-P’s theory.
Best of luck.

March 14th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Brenda Burns

Greetings Mr. Houdin and TEAM,
I am thrilled by the theories and discoveries you have presented. At that same time you were conducting your research; I studied architecture and architecture history in college and was taught the old theories on pyramid construction. My professors showed the exterior mile long ramp and the exterior spiral ramp as the best theories with some hesitation. This lead to debates in the classroom about the logic of such theories. All of these discussions ended with the same conclusions – we need more data and fresh ideas. It is so exciting to finally learn a logical method for the construction of the pyramids.
Now the climate in Egypt is again in political unrest. I dearly hope you are still able to work towards uncovering the proof and taking the walk you so desire up the internal mile long ramp.
You have achieved something great beyond the treasures of the pharaohs. You have unlocked an ancient mystery and furthered our understanding of human history and development.
Thank you so much for your work and dedication. People like you, make the world better and more interesting everyday.

July 5th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The theory of the existence of hidden antechambers I find highly plausible. Let’s imagine they will be found and opened one day. What do we have to expect? Will the wooden furniture be rotten to dust? Or is there a chance that it all will be like it has been installed yesterday, like new? The idea of untouched chambers is very exciting.

July 19th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
Ron Hammond

Now, I’m quite new to all this and I have no doubt this question will cause mirth to those more learned minds who follow this thread, but can I ask: If no body/treasure was found when the Kings Chamber was ultimately breached does it follow that the Chamber had either been looted earlier and such looting remains unknown (with the robbers sealing it up behind them in such a way as to leave no trace – which seems to me quite unlikely OR there was no body/treasure in it to begin with? If the latter is the case is it then possible to argue the whole pyramid itself is the greatest decoy in human history and those clever Egyptians out-smarted everyone who has come after, meaning maybe the body/treasure remains tantalusingly undiscovered? Makes for wonderful rumination within the magic of imagination. As I said, noob question to be sure – but any answer would really be of great interest. Regards all…

August 20th, 2013 at 12:06 am
Mark Bennett

Sir, I read with interest about all the current theories of the pyramids and their uses.
May I suggest that when Jean-Pierre Houdin next visits Egypt to do his tests that he starts with the ‘descending tunnel’ in Khafre’s Pyramid. If I am right and all the original contents are there this will solve the riddle of the Great Pyramid.


February 21st, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Cherie Groll

Wow, we just watched a documentary on you and your discoveries! I am so glad that you had the confidence to think independently and keep figuring things out! The world needs more people like you! I hope they will let you use your technology to prove the theory soon!
Cherie and Josh

September 22nd, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Hi Jean Pierre,
I believe that your theory is rigrt, simple and brilliant. I wonder you don’t give up and achieve to explore phisically the hiden ramps.

Please do not let die this web.

Congratulations to you and all the people that has worked hard to elaborate and prove this theory.

Best wishes,


December 15th, 2014 at 2:58 pm
Walter Achuff

I think we all know the answer. The man really thinks out of the box and will be rewarded for it soon I hope . Could somebody including houdin him self give me an update on the progress on getting permission to continue. I would like to offer my left leg to be part of the team that gets to go over and prove his therory. I would be happy to be the waterboy if needed! Seriously I work for a huge company and might be able to offer funding if part of the team. Thanks again and any info would be greatly appreciated!!

December 16th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

I’m curious about SEVERAL points of Great Pyramid Construction. When I visited, the granite plugs were still in the ascending passage just below the Grand Gallery. You can hardly insert a Thumb between the granite of the plug and the passage wall. I understand that a NUMBER of Limestone plugs were broken up in this passage. I didn’t get to view this which I’m certain would have left signs on the passage at the point of breakup.
Also, at the entrance end of the descending passage, some scribed lines one of which is VERTICAL (plumb) and the other perpendicular to the passage axis. I think THESE are key to understanding the ‘Noble Circuit’ which may have relation to these lines.


February 2nd, 2016 at 8:52 pm

Unfortunately Egyptologists seem to be particularly locked in to what they have been taught. Unlike the best scientists in the world, they rarely look outside the box. Einstein said that imagination was more important that facts. Whenever a new paradigm emerges the old school always feels threatened and this may be why the like of Zahi Hawass are so reluctant to engage in the scientific work that needs to be done on the Great Pyramid to place final validation in Jean-Pierre’s theory. After all, Jean-Pierre is not an Egyptologist, right? I mean, how dare someone from outside the field come up with a valid solution to the building of the Great Pyramid? Professionals always feel threatened when someone outside their field discovers or reveals something they never thought of. Look at the work of Christopher Dunn and how he has applied his experience as an engineer to the feats of the Eqyptians. This is why I doubt Jean-Pierre will ever be given permission for further investigation to prove his theory.

August 9th, 2017 at 11:57 am

Hi Larry,

Sorry for the late response. I think you might enjoy Thomas Khun’s book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” (1962) publ. University of Chicago Press, 1962. It deals with exactly what you are discussing, in terms of the push-back that the establishment gives to the paradigm-shifters of the world. He even notes, as do you, that the change often comes from someone outside of the field, coming at the problems with fresh eyes and a different toolbox. The only areas where I would disagree with you, and I hope you take it as the good news it is intended to be, I know a lot of young Egyptologists and graduate students working toward their Ph.D. imn Egyptology and related fields, and they are a brilliant, driven, hopeful breath of fresh air. Academic changes happen on the scale of changing the course of a battleship, but it does happen. We live in exciting times. And I am also optimistic about Jean-Pierre Houdin. We are far from the last chapter of his book. Stay hopeful, my friend!


October 20th, 2017 at 12:22 pm

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